Norfolk; Glen E. Smith, Sr., 80, of Norfolk passed away, Friday, September 12, 2008.
He was born September 23, 1927 in Bluefield, WVA the son of the late Clarence and Lucy Smith. He served in the US Army in the Korean War. He was active with Azalea Little League for twenty five years. Mr. Smith was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. He retired from the Norfolk Fire Department after twenty-eight years of service having worked at Station 13.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of sixty years, Ivadean Baum Smith, six children, Glen E. Smith, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Donald K. Smith of Pensacola, FL, Shirley Jean Smith of Santa Fe, NM, Kenneth R. Smith of Norfolk, Steven W. Smith of Norfolk and Tina Switzer and her husband George of Virginia Beach; ten grandchildren, Tamara, Brooke, Gary, Aaron, Joey, Jessica, Brandon, Vail, Joshua and Julianna; six great-grandchildren, Meena Mae, Jordan, Ethan, Lillian, Jacob and Richard Cole; nieces, Lorretta Shires and her husband Clarence, Patricia Jerinagan and her husband Carlton, Chris Baum Powers, Shirley Watson and Caroline Mark Jennings and several other nieces and nephews; lifetime friends, Buster and Louise Sykes; his dog Poogie.
A funeral service will be held Monday, September 15, 2008, at 2:00 PM at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1500 Sewells Point Road, Norfolk. Reverend Fred Braswell will officiate. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.